Piccolo Playing 3

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
106PI3 Z 1 1T Czech winter

Subject guarantor

Radomír PIVODA, Jiří VÁLEK

Name of lecturer(s)

Mario MESANY, Radomír PIVODA, Jiří VÁLEK

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students continue to learn the instrument potential. Complex compositions are selected. Playing issues are defined and a way of improving playing is sought.

Mode of study

On-going participation by the students in symphony and opera orchestra auditions.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Instrument skills corresponding to the study year and student profile.

Course contents

The Piccolo is found in many music ensembles. This instrument is extensively used in orchestras, as a solo instrument and other music genres. This course gradually provides students will all skills and knowledge needed in playing the piccolo. The course is oriented towards orchestra literature, solo parts for piccolo. An overwhelming majority of flautists pick the piccolo for it use in an orchestra. The piccolo is very prominent in symphony and opera works. Therefore room is given in this course for orchestra literature. Therefore room is provided for orchestra literature. For those not interested in playing in an orchestra there is still presented some individual orchestra parts but also solo literature and literature with piano or chamber orchestra accompaniment is prepared. Considering the difference is student piccolo playing may be great an individual instructional path is chosen. Also the reason the student wants to play the piccolo is definitive for the course methodology.

Recommended or required reading

A. Vivaldi: Koncert C dur č.5 pro pikolu a orchestr

J. Feld: Sonatina pro pikolu a klavír

P. I. Čajkovskij: Symfonie č. 4

L. Janáček: Sinfonietta

D. Šostakovič: Symfonie

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment of instrument and orchestra playing. Fulfillment of the established repertoire. AKS certification. All concluded with the award of credit.

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Not established. Instructors use opportunities to observe students in their orchestras.

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

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